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September has arrived with a tropical-storm force of art openings. Really, can everybody be opening so many shows at the same time? It is pretty exciting, though. The DWNTWN Art Days is an experiment to highlight the art venues and happenings of the area around downtown, which is quite a lot – it runs today […]

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There will be trolleys going north and south, from the west end of the Venetian Causeway to Flagler Street, shuttling you and whomever else to more than 20 main venues, studios events, film screenings and some one-off art stops as part of the inaugural “Dwntwn Art Days.” Downtown, everything is bright. Okay, you can walk, […]

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MDC Galleries open new doors

Published on August 31, 2012 by in Miami

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Few people may realize that Miami-Dade College’s Art Gallery System has more than 1,600 artworks in its permanent collection. But they’ve sometimes been hard to find and see. That could be about to change as the college transitions into the freshly named new MDCGalleries of Art + Design and the MDC Museum of Art + Design, which […]

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A new cultural ‘Message’

Published on August 28, 2012 by in Miami

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It will have been hard to miss the work of Rashid Johnson this year if you have even a passing interest in art. The unique output of this Chicago-raised artist, who became a hit almost the moment he entered the scene in his early twenties in 2000, has gone solo on the walls of the […]

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The Fine Arts Gallery at Broward College has been exhibiting internationally known artists since its opening in 1965, including such luminaries as Nam June Paik, Judy Chicago, Carl Andre and Duane Hanson. On Aug. 27th, it will be rechristened as the New Gallery of Broward College, with an aim to expand its reach and influence […]

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The city of Venice’s location in the north of Italy, as a port on the Adriatic, likely was the reason it became a magnet for migrants and refugees throughout its fabled history, and the reason it became a hotbed for creativity and ingenuity, a thriving merchant and artistic center for most of its existence. The […]

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Bal Harbour gets arted up

Published on August 17, 2012 by in Miami

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Why should only certain sections of a city be relegated to “art”? Well, they shouldn’t. As many European cities long ago realized, art and aesthetic beauty are part of what makes a metropolis whole and pleasing to live in. So kudos to Bal Harbour for making an effort to move in this direction. The latest […]

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An art scene blooms in the north

Published on August 14, 2012 by in Miami

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Over the last decade, Miami has become known internationally for its street art. Thanks to rogue individuals, graf groups, real estate moguls – a big mish-mash of people in fact – the façades of Wynwood are covered with some of the most interesting art to be found, indoors or out, anywhere. North of our border […]

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All art eyes on the Design District

Published on August 10, 2012 by in Miami

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Wynwood has gone into hibernation for the most part during August. Although galleries and restaurants remain open, not a lot new is being unveiled until next month. So leave it up to the Design District to keep some liveliness in the air, starting tomorrow for a Second Saturday Gallery Walk. In fact, some of the […]

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The art of the LEGO

Published on August 7, 2012 by in Miami

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There’s still time to catch Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO creations at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (a Knight Arts grantee). Yes, his work has shown here twice before, but what has turned out to be a real summer blockbuster for the center is still an unexpected delight. First off, don’t be fooled by these […]

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